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Business Computing, Department

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

  • August-Bebel-Straße 89
  • 14482 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-3379
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Basic information

Total number of students 450 *
Number of master degree students 90
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 17.2 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 27.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates yet

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/13 points
International orientation, master's 4/13 points
Outgoing students 6.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 39.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 25.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Publications per professor not calculated, <3 professors at the department on average
Doctorates per professor not calculated, <3 professors at the department on average

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation
Research orientation
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.6
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The department offers students a lot of freedom to compile their own course content for profile building in a modern modular system. To start with there are learning tasks that reflect different forms of digitisation. Students are then involved in real research and practical tasks in seminars. Students can work on current teaching research projects in Industry 4.0 (e.g. augmented reality), examine the digitisation of entire industries (e.g. banks, insurance companies) and empirically research the causes and consequences of social media.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In 2019 and 2020, we will be able to offer a total of six Bachelor students in Business Informatics the opportunity to complete a fully funded stay abroad at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The resulting costs are borne by a full ISAP scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) (flight, tuition fees, monthly flat rate for accommodation, etc.). In addition, 71 other universities abroad are available for an exchange.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Stellenbosch University, South Afrika; NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal; University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Rumänien; University of Bergen, Norwegen.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Several computer pools are available; research and application centre 4.0; SPSS licenses, Stata licenses, SmartPLS licenses, etc. can be acquired for Master's theses; access to additional software at IT workstations at the university: MS-Office 2016, LibreOffice, Scribus, LaTeX-Tools, Adobe Acrobat Prof., GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver; Electronic exam and test systems; business simulation software licenses.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department researches digitisation in ongoing projects from three perspectives: It combines the process and system view (e.g. use of digital technologies in the Internet of Things, in the smart factory), the value creation perspective (e.g. effects of digital technologies on entire industries such as banks, insurance companies and digital health) as well as the social / human perspective ( e.g. implications of social media on people and society). In addition, digitisation projects in politics, society and administration are ongoing.
  • Support for founders
    Mentoring by professors, courses on business start-ups and business plan competitions integrated in the curriculum, close cooperation with "Potsdam Transfer": Start-up service, start-up grants, provision of co-working spaces; "Potsdam International Transfer Collaboration Hub" (PITCH), "Potsdam Entrepreneurship Experience Lab" (PEELx); Leading position of the University of Potsdam in relevant start-up rankings
  • Other special features
    Projects at the interface between practice and research as well as opportunities for participation (e.g. in teaching, practice and research) inside and outside the curriculum (e.g. at the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society in Berlin; design and implementation of social media campaigns).
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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